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Author Topic: Pac-Man 35th Anniversary Bartop 12-in-1 Arcade  (Read 522 times)

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Pac-Man 35th Anniversary Bartop 12-in-1 Arcade
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:13:18 pm »
This project is inspired by similar builds done by processedmeat, ChanceKJ, and Locke141, without their photos & guidance this project wouldn't have been possible!

The goal is to build a really nice looking, easy to use, fun to play Bartop for under $300. If I had any skills on woodworking, I could probably do it for half that, but me & woodworking isn't going to happen for this project. I had to teach myself soldering for this project, and I can only learn one useful skill per year  ;D. If this one turns out as well as I intend it, I will be making others for family (my sister has been asking me to build one for her kids).

Parts list:
1. Pac-Man 12-in-1 Plug & Play ~$17
2. GameRoomSolutions Bartop wood kit with camlock set + plexi ~$150
3. Monitor (already had, but would normally have costed approx. $20)
4. Speakers (also already had, therefore "free" to me) ~$15
5. Artwork (going to print off at Staples, I'll estimate $30)
6. Joystick/pushbuttons ~$20
7. Power strip & adapter ~$10
8. Power button ~$3
9. T-Molding ~$6
10. Yellow spray paint ~$10
Altogether: ~$281.

Here is the plug & play I started with

A few screws loosened and we have the pcb

Here is the board after soldering the wires & hotgluing them (check out processedmeat's thread above for the correct solder points)

My 8 year old nephew testing it with authentic arcade controls (it works!)

Bartop kit arrived (superb packaging)

Speaker grill

Testing out some green pushbuttons I had handy while I wait for the yellow ones

All put together

Now I am waiting on the power supply (to solder a power cord instead of having to use batteries), t-molding & the yellow buttons. I'll also be removing the monitor & temporary buttons & spray painting the entire thing yellow. I am about to fly out of the country for Christmas, so I will be finishing this project stateside when I return early January, but I thought I had enough so far to start a build thread.

« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 10:19:33 pm by Haloman800 »


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Re: Pac-Man 35th Anniversary Bartop 12-in-1 Arcade
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 08:14:53 pm »
Glad you found the yellow fever hybrid build helpful. I thought about switching it to a 60-in-1 or a R-pi, but my mom brings it to family Christmas every year (big family like 80-100 people) and it gets played by the kids all night, so I'm going to leave it as is.


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